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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Crawley Town

Crawley Town earned a point with a fine defensive display to leave Doncaster without a win in eight home games.

Rovers dominated but seldom looked like scoring against a side happy to sit back and play on the break.

Richie Wellens and James Coppinger both went close for Doncaster early on and Theo Robinson had a late header superbly saved by Jamie Ashdown.

Izale McLeod did send a header just wide before the break, but Crawley did not register a shot on target.

Rovers are just one point above the relegation zone following the draw while Crawley drop to 14th, four places and two points above their hosts.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"They threw everything at us in the last few minutes and we stood firm and behind the back four, Jamie Ashdown had to make a couple of decent saves in the last couple of minutes.

"It's a good point, our first draw of the season and we will accept it and it's another point on the tally and it was important to get something.

"Doncaster are no mugs, they've just come out of the Championship and I was delighted to come here and get something."

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steer
  • 12McCullough
  • 6McCombe
  • 22Wabara
  • 3Evina
  • 19Wellens
  • 18Keegan
  • 23BennettBooked at 35mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Robinson
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 25Peterson
  • 30Askins
  • 35Ferguson

Crawley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 25Ashdown
  • 26SadlerBooked at 88mins
  • 20Bawling
  • 5LeacockBooked at 52mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 8Smith
  • 16Keane
  • 10WrightSubstituted forHendersonat 56'minutes
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forHarroldat 82'minutes
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forBanyaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Edwards
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,197

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Keegan.

  4. Post update

    Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Charles Banya (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Ashdown.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range is too high.

  14. Post update

    Ryan Dickson went off injured after Crawley Town had used all subs.

  15. Booking

    Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Richard Wellens.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Izale McLeod.

  20. Post update

    Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.